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I'm still currently attending Dorsey in Madison Heights and I'll start off by saying that the instructors are absolutely impressive. I adore the ones I've had so far. My issue are some of the students that I am forced to deal with. The ones in particular complain, they find people to target and antagonize, and they're extremely rude to the instructors. Unfortunately the instructors can only do so much without disrupting the class. I have gone to my counselor and have let them know my personal experience and what I've seen others go through and nothing has been done. I am never one to complain, I hate complaining. I try to see a silver lining in everything but it's absurd to think that if these particular individuals cause unnecessary problems with other students, why are they getting in the medical field to be surrounded by people that depend on our respect and kindness? Maybe writing this review will gain attention at the school and someone will step up and do something about the issue.
The teachers are required to have experience in the field but dont need to have any teaching experience. My pharm tech teacher was awful, she was readong straight from the book one second and telling us everything was wrong the next.
I am currently attending Dorsey College in Roseville which I will be done this coming June! I would have to say that I would not recommend this school not because of the teachers or the financial aid office, but because of the students themselves. I was reading the previous reviews and half of these people can't even write a paragraph without mistakes, do you honestly want to take their opinion? The whole 7 modules of classes I had to listen to students groan about because they didn't want to follow rules like the dress code and get all bent out of shape when someone said something. This is just one example of many. Dorsey could be an excellent school if the students took it seriously. I feel like you only get out of life what you put in it. I have talked to a lot of professional Dorsey graduates and ALL of them have jobs. I just talked to a PCT today who said her and another guy was hired in at the DMC, both from Dorsey. I plan on giving it my all and putting 110 percent into my internship. If I don't get a job its not because of career services or my schooling, it will because of lack of motivation.
Wasting a year on this program was among the biggest mistakes I've ever made. If it weren't for a few instructors I greatly appreciated I never would have made it to graduation. I attended the Saginaw, MI campus where the lead staff was anything but helpful and extremely condescending. I graduated January of 2013 and their financial aid mistakes are still causing problems for me. A school wide mistake made by their financial department while I was attending caused problems for over half of the students attending. Not to mention the $400 bill I received months after I was no longer a student at the school. When I called to sort out the situation I was not surprised when I was transferred around and eventually ended up having to make an hour trip up to the school to speak to someone in person. I thought we got everything sorted out that day and I would finally be done with the school and it's crap. Now today I am writing this review to vent my frustration with the fact that I now have to pay extra on my taxes for more of their financial department mistakes. I will say I did have a job as soon as my internship was finished. However my internship was done at an office where I had prior connections and had nothing to do with the school. I now am currently seeking a job in a new state and having Dorsey on my resume does not seem to help at all.
Biggest and most obvious problem is the ESL (English as a Second Language) students that refuse to speak English. This rule was enforced for the 1st few weeks....now it's ridiculous. Welcome to America! NOW LEARN/SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!! Dorsey has had complaints and students fired from their internship sites because of their poor reading and speaking skills. Offering free ESL classes has not been successful...so English comprehension and speaking classes should be required for all ESL students at all campuses...especially Madison Heights.
I graduated from the Waterford-Pontiac campus. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!! Unless you feel like going back to high school...because that's how they run things there. They also will tell you anything to get you to sign up. I was told my credits would transfer (because I was considering going back for my RN in the future), only to find out after the fact that they do not (unless I wanted to go to Univ of Phoenix or South Univ-neither of which have an RN program). I had surgery on my foot and missed 2 nights (as opposed to 1 week)in my 2nd class (we could only take 2 classes at a time) and I was told that if I brought all my documentation in, my absence would be excused and would not affect my grade. I never missed an exam, quiz and every assignment was turned in ON TIME. After which, my grade was deducted 10% and they refused to change it. I filed formal grievances, only to be told that the school didn't violate the attendance policy and it was up to the school to change it. I was accepted into OCCs RN program (without a wait) based on my 4.0 GPA that I maintained throughout, only to be told that now I was wait-listed due to my 3.95 GPA (as a result of my 10% deduction). I had to take a leave of absence, as my husband fell ill and began dialysis. The entire mod before I left I looked into what the penalties would be and was informed it would be a $250 re-enrollment fee. But upon re-enrolling I was told I owed a balance of $1,200-$1,300. I walked out. When I came in to speak with the Dean another time, I was then told it was $1,744! After agreeing to pay that amount so I could go out on externship and graduate, I have been told several different amounts. I honestly feel like this "school" is a cover for a Ponzi scheme and they're just out to pocket money. Several employees just "left" without notice (all whom had extensive knowledge of the ins and outs). I will say that the instructors were great but I would not recommend this school to anyone who is serious about an education that will provide a better future. I am now hiring an attorney to fight them on the money I "owe". Dorsey is full of EMPTY PROMISES and BULL CRAP!
The new dean at the roseville campus is horrible i attend the nite time classes and this is the worst school i have ever been to.. this school is so horrible THE TEACHERS ARE WALKING OUT LEFT TO RIGHT.. AND GETTING FIRED EVERY OTHER DAY!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY GOING TO THIS SCHOOL.. THEY BUG YOU EVERY DAY ABOUT PAYING FOR YOUR CLASSES (WITCH I DO PAY OUT OF MY POCKETS EVERY TWO WEEKS) AND TO MAKE IT EVEN WORSE THE CALL MY FAMILYS HOUSE AND BUG THEM.. ONE TEACHER MARKED ME DOWN ON MY GRADES SAYING I HAVE MISSING TEST AND WHEN I SHOWED HIM MY TEST WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON IT HE GAVE ME HALF CREDIT!!!!! YES HALF CREDIT BECAUSE HE SAID HE DOESNT REMEMBER -______- !!!
I was really excited to start the program at Dorsey as a Patient Care Tech I had great PCT/MA teachers at roseville campus on days they were great. The problem was that the admissions reps will tell you anything to get you to sign up telling you that the they will find you a job at a hospital making good pay and right when you graduate which was a lie. The jobs that i have had my resume sent to from dorsey are part-time in a nursing home or assisted living homes making just about min wage. I was shocked that they would even try to offer me these positions and push me to interview with them. Most of the employers did not even require a certificate or were hiring for a CNA and the pay rate was $7.40-$8.40/hr. I would not even be able to pay my student loan back with the jobs they are pusing me to accept.
I feel like Dorsey waisted my time with and I could have spent my time and money at a better school. And the externship was a whole nother problem they let you pick 1-5 what places you would prefer to go to a friend of mine was sent to a location that she did not even pick. The location we were sent to did not hire PCT's and we were not able to even perform half the skills we were tought. It was an overall bust and im regreting it now DON'T go to Dorsey!
I attended Dorsey Schools over 3 years ago. Sure, I excited about the PCT program and the school seemed very promising indeed. I have long since graduated, married, and still looking for a job in which I am now in debt for.
Dorsey Schools, could not keep the same teachers for classes that were 2 parts.And a lot of my classes was spent watching shows like House and Grey's Anatomy! I did not go to school to watch these shows when I can sit at home and watch them. I was forced to take a school leave because they were not offering the last class I needed to graduate. But the school director at the time would not listen to me but he bent over backwards for someone else. What you learn at Dorsey Schools you more than likely will not use in a hospital. I asked all kinds of questions on my Extern to learn that I could not or would not be allowed to do what I was taught. And the study guides you can buy to take your certification test is not worth spending the money on they have absolutely nothing to do with the actual test.
They say they will help find a job or career, but I have not had any kind of contact from them since 1 month after I graduated and I still have the same e-mail address and number. All in all, if your looking for a good school, your better off going somewhere because the cost will be so much less. It was 14,000 dollars better spent at a different school.
My time at Dorsey was a complete waste. They will tell you anything to get you signed up. When I signed up for night classes the representative assured me that they had night time externships. THEY DO NOT. All i got was surprise! Your extern is during the day now figure it out yourself. Then they told me when I signed up that a PCT starts at $15 an hr. I have graduated and all the interviews they keep trying to send me on is for min wage. I could of gone to McDonalds for that! I paid 18,000 for tuition to be getting min wage. That's ridiculous!
Then when you go on your externship the instructor tells you "well I don't know what they were teaching you all at Dorsey but this is the way you are really supposed to be doing it." Really? So we had to learn everything all over again.
Then I have some associates that have attended the Wayne campus for the Dialysis tech program. Apparently Dorsey doesn't send them on a Dialysis Tech extern they send them on a PCT extern and now they can't get jobs because they didn't do a Dialysis Tech extern.;p>
They try to lure you in with false promises and Ipods and laptops. They charge you an extra 1,000 on your tuition and the laptop is a piece of junk and I don't know anyone that has one that still works. They tell you if you refer someone they will give you an ipod and when you do they say okay we will get you the ipod. You come back a few days later and they tell you that they don't do that anymore. Do not waste your time going to Dorsey.